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[SimpleCV] SimpleCV environment setup on Mac

This post records the process to setup the SimepleCV environment on MacOSX 10.8.2. The source code of SimpleCV is hosted on the Github. Below steps mostly refers to this project.
  • Install Xcode (remember to install Command-Line Tools)
  • Install Homebrew
    $ ruby -e "$(curl -fsSkL"  
    // Add the Homebrew directory to your system path  
    _export PATH=/usr/local/bin:$PATH_ to .bash_profile
  • Install Python
    $ brew install python --framework --universal 
    // Add /usr/local/share/python to your system path   
    export PATH=/usr/local/share/python:$PATH  
    // change Lion's symlink to point at your new Python install  
    $ cd /System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions  
    $ sudo rm Current  
    $ ln -s /usr/local/Cellar/python/2.7.3/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/Current  
    // To verify that your installation went as planned, type which python at the command line. You should see /usr/local/bin/python in response
  • Use Homebrew to install git, opencv
    $ brew install git  
    $ brew install opencv
  • Install the dependent libraries
    $ brew install sdl sdl_image sdl_mixer sdl_ttf smpeg portmidi  
    $ ARCHFLAGS="-arch i386 -arch x86_64" brew install PIL
  • Make symbolic links
    $ sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/ /Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/
    $ sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/PIL /Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/PIL
    $ sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/ /Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/
    $ sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/ /Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/
  • Install pip (pip installs packages)
    $ sudo easy_install pip
  • Install NumPy, SciPy, IPython
    $ pip install numpy
    $ brew install gfortran
    $ pip install -e git+  
    $ pip install ipython
  • Intall Mercurial
    $ brew install mercurial
  • Install PyGame
    $ sudo pip install hg+
  • Install SimpleCV
    $ pip install 
  • Install readline
    $ sudo easy_install readline
  • Start the SimpleCV shell
    $ simplecv


1 comment:

  1. Thanks! I have gone round in circles with this all afternoon.